Critical Analysis of Janardan Ghosh’s Theatrical adaptation of Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana by Dr. Payal Trivedi

Critical Analysis of Janardan Ghosh’s Theatrical adaptation of Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana by Dr. Payal Trivedi

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Janardan Ghosh’s Theatrical adaptation of Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana: A Transcendental Experience –

Dr. Payal Trivedi

Theatre director Janardan Ghosh (Kolkata) stands apart from his contemporaries on account of his philosophical approach to theatre which is unlike the commercial outlook of the urban Indian drama largely oriented towards making monetary profit. Ghosh’s statement, “Theatre I pine for (is)… A Transcendental leap into the unknown with the calmness of a Sannyasin”…(Ghosh interviewed 2010) is certainly a unique perspective which recalls for us the sacred tradition of art in India devoid of materialistic concerns espoused by the ancient Indian treatise the Natyasastra(200BCE – 200 CE). This is best reflected in his presentation of the renowned Indian playwright Girish Karnad’s play Hayavadana (Padatak Theatre Kolkata 2010) The production can undoubtedly be called ‘old’ considering the fact that it is almost been five years since its inception. Nevertheless, Ghosh’s illumination of the spiritual…

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